CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Tianna Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland took charge early in a 73-56 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.
Hawkins missed just once in 13 shot attempts as the Terrapins (22-4, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from Sunday's 76-74 home loss to No. 6 Miami. Maryland led by six in that game with 6 minutes remaining, but allowed the Hurricanes to come back and sweep the season series.
The Terrapins didn't let that happen against Virginia (18-9, 6-7), which trailed 44-21 at halftime and never got closer than 11 after that.
Ariana Moorer led Virginia with 23 points and Ataira Franklin had 10.
The Cavaliers came into the game ranked 18th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 52.9 points per game, but nearly gave up that many by halftime.